United Nations Security Council, 2007
Chair: Zac Schroepfer
CM: Genevieve Pool
Note: Delegates competing in this committee will participate in double delegations
Entering January of 2007, the United Nations is in a period of change. Ban Ki-Moon is a brand new and yet untested Secretary General, and the UN Human Rights Council only a few months before. There are twenty currently active UN Peacekeeping missions, from the brand new United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi, BINUB, to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, UNMEE, established in 2000 yet incredibly relevant today. There are potent broad concerns for the Security Council, such as the rise in terrorism and the political concerns surrounding former Yugoslavia, but certain nations and questions continue to dominate debate. Regarding Ethiopia and Eritrea – as two of the poorest nations in the world continue to pour money into their militaries, how will UNMEE, the UNSC, and the international community prevent all-out war? In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, countless resolutions have been passed, but will arms embargoes and the EUROFOR forces sent to ensure safe elections, be enough?
About the Chair: Zac is a rising senior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Google Calendar. He travels extensively with the Model UN team, and looks forward to seeing both familiar and new faces in this committee! He hails from the booming metropolis of Tallahassee, Florida, where he nearly missed meeting his best friend and the love of his life, Gen Pool. Outside of MUN, Zac enjoys hammocking, organizing concerts, dinosaurs, and America.
About the CM: Gen Pool is a rising senior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in coloring and why capitalism is bad. She is excited to spend her only time in crisis this year in the crisis suite reading your notes, as she refuses to do anything besides GAs. Outside of MUN, she works with kiddos, is planning a big auction, and lives for New Student Orientation and senior dis-Orientation. She has loved her past three years on the circuit and is looking forward to making the most of the final year with all of you!